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IN*» THE EMPORIA DAILY GAZETTE Emporta, KMIM», Saturday, March 14» Society Broken glass, umbrella» opened aside the buUdtag. and ladders formed decorations for a "Fridiy thf isth" all-school party held I*rl- ciuy jjteht m t-h« gymnasium ol the Krcporla Ssnior Higti school. About 300"students besar, dancing «t S:13 o'clock and the party disbanded at IS minuter to U o'tíock. Refreshment* were served. A FAREWELL PARTI'. Office associates oí Miss Leona Payton, who has worked for the psst year and a half at the Kansas Electric Power company, honored her vrith a dinner party Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Archie Hunter, east of town. Miss Payton will leave today for Wichita where she will begin work Monday morning at the Municipal Airport In her new Civil Service Job. These- present at the dinner, other than the truest of honor, were: Mrs. Jennie Crellin and Misses Mildted Green. Mildred Peterson, Joyce Courtney, Jean Gordon, Lucille Roulund. Susie Weaver, Edna Ewbanl: and Helen Payton. PAVTLE-ERMF.Y. Miss Betty Pantle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Pantle, who live east of town on Logan Avenue, w»s married Wednesday at Cottonwood Fails to Jack Ermey, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Ermey, 1387 Nsosho. PARTT AT NEW HOME. A farewell party, combined with a housewarming event, a birthday anniversary, and a Friday -the thirteenth celebration were ail mixed together Friday night when thirteen employes ol the Citizens National bank were entertained at the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer buffleld, 1022 Walnut. The Duffields have lived in their new house less than a month, and the women presented them with a pottery vase. The birthday anniversary celebration was In honor of Miss Vera Pope, and the farewell party was for Mrs. George Allred, who Is quitting her work at the bank, and Miss Rita Smithhelsler, who has a new job in the bursar's office at the Emporia State College. Mrs. C. S. Loomls is the new employe to take Mrs. Allred's place at the bank, and Mrs. Floyd Drennon will replace Miss Smlthheisler. Thoss present were: Mesdames George Allred, C. S. Loomls, Floyd Drennon, Harold Robohn and Homer Duffield: and Misses Vera Pope, Rita Smithhelsler, Anna Steward, Carlene Gufler. Louise Shaver, Nellie Griffith, Bess Bltt- man and Rosalie Robinson. Clubs THIRTEEN AT PART*. Mrs. Elizabeth Buck entertained members of the Rebekah Veteran Jewels club at her home, 315 Exchange, Friday afternoon, with a St. Patrick's party. Combined with the St. Patrick motif was Friday the 13th. for there were 13 members present at the party on that date. Mrs. George T. Urquhart opened the meeting with devotions and Mrs. Clarence Bell led the pledge of allegiance to the nag and other patriotic activities. Mrs. Herman Jones conducted the roll call to which each member answered with Irish quotations and quips. Mrs. Ella Link gave a short talk on the subject, "Keeping Our Moral Confidence, Courage and Poise During the War Crisis." Mrs. TJrquhart led the Biblical lesson. Mrs. TJrquhart, in behalf of the club members, presented Mrs. A. B. Whippie, mother of the present Rebekah noble grand, Mrs. Floyd Drennon, who is a recent bride, •with a luncheon set in the Rc- T3ckah colors of pink and green. Mrs. Whippie was to give the set to Mrs. Drennon as a gift from the Rebekah Veteran Jewels. Mrs. Buck conducted several contesta and favors were awarded to Mesdames Herman Jones, Efflc Henry and Mary Vnughn. Mrs. William F. Eggers read the new by-laws which she recently compiled, and they were accepted by the club members. A luncheon was served by Mrs. Buck at quartet tables, and she presented a miniarme green St. Patrick corsage to each member. The next meeting will be April 10 at the home of Mrs. William F. Eggers, with Mrs. Rose Stelger assisting. A spring party will be held and the birthday anniversary °t Mrs- Mary Vaughn will be celebrated. PLAN DI.N7ÍER MOMMY. A covered dish dinner will be served at 6:30 o'clock Monday eve- ninj ¡n the gymnasium of the Senior High school to members of the Parent Teacher Student association of the Emporia High school. Members are asked to take a covered dish for each two people; and also take sandwiches and table service for all. After the dinner, F. E. Smith will lead a discussion on the topic "The Family Entertains." Music for the program will be.fur- nished by members of the Senior High school instrumental department under the direction of Or- raond Parker. FACULTY CLUB MEETS. Members of the Women's Faculty club of the College of Emporia were entertained Friday afternoon at th» home of Mrs. F. B. Ross, 1425 West. Mrs. Ross was assisted in entertaining by Mesdames C. F Little. C. B. WUkic and H. A. Brock. Mrs. Wilkle read several stories Jroa the life of Hiram Stevens luaxim. The next meeting of the dub will be April 17 at the home oí Mrs. F. L. P.obinson, 1526 Sher- voori Waj-. the S&rdls Aid member» and II guests at the Bardls church, south oi Emporia, on Friday afternoon. Mrs. Franklin, of Emporta, who had lived in Hawaii three yeari, gave a talk on the customs and habits of the people of Hawaii, and she Mentioned th« climate, the flowers and the beauty of Hawaii. She showed * number of pictum and a few other article» that ahe had collected during the period she lived there. Th* April meeting will be with Mrs. W. M. Williams. BIBLE GKOUP MEETS. About 20 members and guest* of the Bible department of the Women's City ell* met Friday afternoon at the Y. W. C. A. Mrs. C. B. Clark gave a paper on "Oalatians." Biblical questions were answered by Mesdames Melinda Cheatum, J. S. Hinchman, L. A. Kerr and Evelyn Bales, The next meeting will be April 10. The Week to Come MONDAY. Sadat Servio* club. 7. W. C. A-, Í p. m.; Mr:. 1". B. Jenien >nd Mri. SelUdt Warren, hostiu«. Wetleyan Guild, Ftrit Mcthodtit church, >t the church. Thet» Bho Qlrli, 7:10 p. m.; I. O. O. T. hill. P. T. 8. A. of the Sinlor High tehoo!; «•ID p. ro., caiend dlth dtnnti, Khool »yro; meeting tt 7: SO p. m. T. W. C. A. board o( dlnetarf, 7:10 p. tft. Putt Prtildenti of Woman'» Relie! Corpi. Mrs. H. B. W«l»er, «II Srlvu. 3:30 p. m. Reí Croas room, Clvle auditorium, open t:30 to 5 p. m. TUESDAY. Sunflower club, 1:JO p. m., Vn. C. W. Richardson, Ml State. Business and Professional Women's dinner meetlnf, Wit-Way hotel, 6:30 p. m.; make reiervatlons at hotel by Monday evening; Mr». Orín Btleí, and members of radio committee, In charfe. L. A. to B. of R. T., 2 p. .m., I. O. O. T. Quest club. tin. Rosco* Kendtnhall, 1010 West, S:30 p. m. Etude club, I p. m., Mrs. F. P. 81»I«r, 1517 Wash!n«ton; »utst day. Thesaurus club. Mrs. D. X. Babbitt, 1309 State. Time Study club, Mrs. Frank Johnson, MIS Center. Cosmopoltan club, riest day tea, Mr». H. E. Murphr, 1J16 West. W W club, Mr>. Car! Haiitrom. 17 South West. Athenaenumn club, Mri. H. D. «earn, 13 Mechanic. Auxiliary I» V. r. W.. WhtUcr hotel. w. c. v. u.: y. w. c. A. Junior Letlon auxiliary. Ixtltm ciub rooms. Olrl Scout council, T. W. C. A., i:IO 'Rural Club association, iprlnf party: covered dish luncheon: 3Sth anniversary year program. Good Will (roup, church of The Nai- arene. Mri. O. V. Vail, 111 South Rural. Past Presidents of Dau»hter« of Union Veterans. Mrs. Nina Oteen, 411 West Seventh. Parliament club, Mrs. Drake. 1118 Rural: guest day. Research club. Mr». W. L. Holt». 194S Berkeley road. Junto, Mrs. Jonas Eckiall, TIT Rural. Literary League, Mrs. t. O. Chrtsten- «»n, 1W3 Rural. Review club, Mrs. H. L. Miller, 1117 Washington. Trend club, Mrs. «verett Ba«. Ill last Fifteenth. Zenith Study club. Mrs. W. t. Lewerenz. 1303 West Sixth. Red Cross room. Oírle auditorium: opto 1:30 to i p. m. IVEtWCSDAV. neighborly Neighbors, Mri. O. H. Randolph, lil South Rural; Mr». Mary Rus- icll; eothostesses. Phllathea class, «rst Baptist thurch; election of officer»; Mrs. J. R. Robohn. 910 Chestnut. Phtbe Meektr (ulld, Mr». Collins Mende]. ho*te«. Order of the Eastern Star, Masonic temple. 7:30 p. m. Loyal Daughters class. Pint Baptist church, 9 p. in., at the church. 81|tna Sigma Sigma Mothers club, 3 p. m.. dessert-bridge: Mrs. C. W. Burnap, Ifl03 East Wilman court. Women's Society, Second Presbyterian church, 8:30 p. m.: hostesses: Kesdames I. M. Jones, 8. J. Robinson, Andrew Roberts, and Mattle McCabc. Red Cross room, Civic auditorium, open 1:30 to 5 p. tn. TBUrtSDAT. Puní Noble Orand club of Rebekah lodRC, Mr». Charles Tweedy and Mrs. Knthcrlne tunyon, hostesses; I. O. O. T. hall. 3 P. m. Lyndon Valley club, Mrs. Florence Smith. «31 East Twelfth. Happy Hour club. Mrs. John van Sickle. Route J. Emporia. Ort Together club, Mrs. Cdgar Barnhard!. 318 Sylvan; everyone bring scissors. Logan Avenue club, 8t, Patrick tea, officers of tha club In charge; Y. W. C. A, Women'» Benefit association, Ho. 3], lodae rooms, Whltley hotel. Red Cross room. Civic auditorium, open 1:30 to 5 p. m. FRIDAT. Country Cousins club. Mrs. O. f. Lem- onr. 5J« Whllden. a p. m. Chapter CO of P. C. O., Mrs. Andy Bucle. 1010 Walnut. Child Study club, Mrs. Leon Smith, 1630 Center. Chapter DI of P. E. O., Mrs. Roy Zle- «enl:. 1511 Rural. East Side Avenue club. 13 o'clock covered dish luncheon; Mrs. L. It. Anderson, Routo 1, Emporia; each member bring her own sugar. Past Presidents' Cycle club, Mrs. J. H. Beeman, 74" Lincoln. Red Cross room, Civic' auditorium, open 1:30 to 5 p. m. Emporia High school P. T. A. study ^roup. 2:30 p. m.; room II. "ATURDA!-. W. R. C.. O. A. R. hall. 3: SO p. TO. Saturday Afternoon club. Miss Adelaide Morse, hostess. Lyon County Historical museum, open 2:30 to 1:30 p. m.. basement oí Civic auditorium. Red Cross room, Clvle audtUrlum, open 1:30 to 5 p. m. All society and club note* must reach Tr.e Gazette office not later than 10 o'clock the tr.ornlng after a party or .T-eetlnf. Any reports phoned In after that time, can not be printed. Drop notices In box on the front door oT The Oatette office, or phone Miss Lillian R. Fisher, number 4B. EVTEETAIXS WITH DINNER. Misi Eeulah Altman entertained members oí the Fortnightly club J-'rtdsy night with a dinner at the Chiider? Tea Room, 3428 State. Table decorations were sweet peas in green pottery vases. Bridge followed rhe tíinrier and iavors were received by MÍSÍ Ina Borman and iírí. D E. Babbitt. Guests other :nw. rr.tmb!;j.- of the club were: Mte. 1>. E Babbitt. Mrs. Lena Jent ar»d Miw. Minnie Miller. .Kii OX •.- r< sr. v.'3"s ar.i r.'r dauch- f'i'i. ios ücCorti, «nlenaiceú Party for Scouts The celebration of the anniversary of Olrl Scouting was well attended by Emporia. Girl Scouts and Brownies last Thursday afternoon and evening at the parties held in the Civic auditorium. Nearly 2GO Brownies attended the party at 4:30 o'clock for members of the various packs, their mothers, lead- ens and council members. Members of the physical education department of the Emporia State College were in charge of the entertainment and Miss Bettyanne Atherton was the leader. Miss Carolyn Grogcr told a story. Ice cream cups and 13 birthday cakes with candles were served. The cakes were Rifts oí the Brownie troop mothers. Members of the Intermediate «id Senior Girl Scout troops met at 6:30 o'clock for a sack lunch in the Little Theater of the Civic audi- t-oriui?!. 2cs cria.cs for dessert was furnished to them by the council members. Many of these glr!s attended the band concert at Albert Taylor hall after the dinner, but «orne of them stayed for an evening of dancing. Mr*. Ward Overholt. ?coiit rommlMtoner in Emoor!s. 'J-M general chairman of the parties. About Town Collections of News Paragraphs And Adrertuemenu. Hudson, 1«. ion of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Hudson, who live 8 miles northeait of Emporia, was Injured Friday afternoon while loading log* on * truck. Two big log» rolled off the truck and pinned Hudson's right leg to the ground. At first it was believed his leg was broken, but hi» doctor said that he •uffered only M7er e bruises. He WM recovering at his home today. If you've wrong time, want right time. C. Mende! this time. Bed X. Club Meet*—The Badger Creek Sewing club meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Will Plerson, with 11 members, three children and three guests present. Guest* were: Mrs. Lome Pierson. Miss Marie Long and Miss Alta May Pierson. A poem was read by Mrs. O. R. Jones. A program built around "Our Flag" was given by Mrs. T. H. Rush and Mrs. O. R. Jones. The rest of the afternoon was spent 'knitting and tewing for the Red Cross. The next meeting will be March 26 at the home of Mrs. Q. R. Jones. Fire — Hall — Auto Insurance Loans. E. C. Ryan, 14H West 6th. Visitors—Members of the basketball team of the Central Christian church Sunday school, Kansas City, Mo., visited The.Gazette office Friday afternoon. They were accompanied by their coach, Orsi« Poff, a former Emporian. The team members were Robert Johnson, Robert Brock, Richard Harris, Ralph Brooks, Jr., Douglas Heston, Donald Button, William Stansbarger. The team will play three games here this week-end and will be dinner guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Williams. All-wool «worsteds will be scarce as hen's teeth next fall. Order that new suit now while you can get good materials, extra pants, no style restrictions. For both men and women, from $25. Bill McNutt, Phone 1490. Dance Tonight—The free Community dance, which attracted n crowd of 1,000 persons to the Civic auditorium last Saturday night, is expected to be attended by another enormous crowd tonight, according to the committee in charge. The dance will be in the main arena from 9 to 12 o'clock. Chicken dinners, chicken sandwiches, to order. Buckner Cafe, 001 East Sixth. Perrlll-Wood Funeral Home calls attention to "Poetic Reveries" Sunday, 1:15, KTSW, direct from their chapel; Mr. Reltz playing their Hammond organ. Filer» Here—Two British R. A. F. filers are reported to have gen: through Emporia Friday nisht, stopping for dinner at an Emporia cafe" Spring—Just around the corner. Do your papering before the rush. Call M. R. Hammer, phone 1520.. KaOa Visit— Henry B. Pulltam, of Klngman, and his daughter, Mrs. Mabel Durant, Wichita, returned Friday to their homes after a few days' visit with Mr. and Mrs. Worthy Knight, 610 Rual. Storage Coal on Track—3 cars this week end. Crested Butte Colorado Lump, genuine Standard Briq- uets, Zero King Semi-Anthracite. Don't delay! Order at once. Rich Coal Co., phone 307. Top»—Elllnor Brown, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Urban Brown, and a junior at the Emporia Senior High school, topped the honor roll list for the school during the post six weeks. She made five "E" grades. Carpets, Furniture, Linoleum — Dumm's. Home headquarters I To Washington—Mr- and M". Frank P. Warren. 406 West Twelfth, will leave next week for Washington, D. C., where they will be the Kuests of their son, Lt. Frank N. Warren, and Mrs. Warren. Garden seed. bulk. Fresh stock. Save at Western Auto Store. Crested Butte Colorado Lump coal for storage now on track. Must be delivered direct from car to get special storage price. Rich Coal Co., phone 307. Better do your painting and pa- pcrhanglng early, shortage of help. Estimates, no obligation. H. A. Mc- Conncll, Phone 815. Entertalni — Mrs. Hazel Woodmansee, of Dunlap, entertained at luncheon Friday noon at the Mit- Way hotel. Brooder Coal on Track—Genuine Standard Briquets, Henryetta Chestnut, and Anthracite Chestnut. Rich Coal Co., phone 307. To Severy—Mrs. Fannie E. Williams, acting fiscal clerk at the county welfare office, was called to Severy this morning because of serious illness of her mother, Mrs. A. Klnman, who Is 83 years old. Farm loans wanted, low interest rate. Rodger Moon. Citizens Bank Bldg. No Service — The Cottonwood church Quarterly meeting is being held In Emporia this week-end, so there will b« no service at the Cottonwood church this -Sunday. Those, who were planning on attending church at Cottonwood, should attend the meeting in Emporia. To Salina —Mr. and Mrs. Marc Marcellus and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Lambert went this afternoon to Salina where they will be week-end guests of Mr. and Mr*. William Bropkman. , . . .-'• • Move»—Mrs. Minnie fU»Ier and family moved Friday from'70V Constitution to «05 Wwt. Fluí TablMB-'Mrs. Virgil Hurt, Harold DeWitt, John Ryan and Tom Yearout met Friday night at the civic auditorium to plan an Easter tableau and program which will be presented at the auditorium on Easter Sunday evening under the sponsorship of the American Legion. Another meeting oí the committee will be held Monday evening at 6 o'clock. Warren* Move—The R. P. Warren family has moved from their house at 1124 Neotho, to the old Stannard residence, 627 Neoiho. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Mclntosh and family are living at 1124 Neosho. Week-end Gntat — Miss Betty Collins, of Wellsvllle, was accompanied home for the week-end by Miss Mattlemarie Judd, of Emporia. Both young women «re students at Emporia State College. Coyote Hunt—A coyote hunt in the Coal Creek and Twin Mound neighborhoods will be held Sunday afternoon, starting at 2:30 o'clock. Proceeds will go to the Lyon County Red Cross. Tact In Demand — Thirty-four sets of car license tags were told Friday at the cffice of John J. Ryan. Lyon county treasurer. State Highway patrolmen have announced that drivers of cars without new tag» will be arrested starting Sunday. The Lyon car. tag sales totaled 6,491 up until Friday night. Seven truck tags were sold Friday for * total of 955. A penalty of $1 is added for buying tags late. Today's Robbery — A bent bed. rail, scheduled for early repair, was stolen from the porch at the home of Mrs. Nellie Nixon, 1111 Congress, according to the police who are investigating. Localettes SOME CALL IT A "LUG." "Dutch" Dabbs, Emporia cafe proprietor, raised his daughter'* allowance recently and then wondered why he did it. "I've got to have more allowance," his daughter said. "Why?" Dabbs asked. "I want to eat lunch with the.reit of the gang at the cafe down'the street," was the reply. EMPORIA GETS IN. A composition by A. D. Schmutz. of the Empcria State music faculty, will be sung over the NBC's Red network Sunday morning by ths Hutchlnson Junior college choir. The music, "Song for Evening." will be part of a program scheduled to start at 10:30 o'clock. Bernard Regier, an Emporia State graduate, is director of the Hutchlnson choir. BASKETBALL FOLDS IIP. The Civic auditorium Janitor force took down the basketball goals today and they will not be put. up again until another basketball season rolls around. Ths floor war being made ready for tonight's community dance. STIRRED TIP THE ANIMALS. Everett Barr reports he was awakened in the small hours the other night by barking and whining nclses. He thought of his pet rabbit and his white hen and fearing trouble in their communal home in the Obituary ri rt« *« chased it down the street, using an old broom for a Persuader. Returning to the garage, he discovered a small bull terrier had squeezed into the pen which had housed the rabbit and the chicken confortably all winter. The dog was lying exhausted at one end of the pen. the rabbit—a large, white, fat bunny — was panting for air at the other side. In between, the hen was prostrate; her tall feathers were gone and she waa generally ruffled and torn. All signs pointed to a flght-to-the-fln- ish. The bunny had kicked the bull pup's chassis into a letter S while the chicken had pecked and scratched his headlights. Though near exhaustion the Barr "hen- hutch" had won a battle of attrition, It was 2:12 a. m. when Everett crawled back in bed. When last seen the bull pup was still running 1 DOG QUARTERS CROWDED. The city's dog pen north of Emporia was reported Friday to have 12 dogs in residence. The number has been growing lately as a result of an intensive' campaign to round up stray, unlicensed dogs. Many owners recently have been claiming their dogs at the pound, and before the strays finally are killed, efforts are made to obtain homes for the most desirable dogs. ANGLER'S COMMUNIQUE. Al Anderson informs The Gazette that, from sources which always have heretofore proved reliable, hf has learned that Floyd "Bus" Kendig fished on Friday the 13th in a spot which must remain a military secret and that he landed a fish, believed to be a channel cat. The fish weighed an undetermined number of pounds and was of considerable length, the exact. number of Inches being unrevealed. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Jam» Thomu Oroundvater. Iiaporla—35 Colleen Herrog, Emporia Jl FOBMEB EMFOBIAN DDE». Mrs. J. A. Palmer, 81sth and Prairie, has received' newi of the deatii of her stepfather, Isaac B. Lance, 78 yean old, who died this morning at St..Margaret'* hospital, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Lance was a retired Santa ft man, and a former resident of Emporia. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Surviving are several step-children In Emporia and other children who live in Kansas City, Kan. THE M'ATEE SERVICES. Special to The Queltf. Council Drove, March 4—Funeral services for Clyde McAtje, 38, former Motril county farmer, were held at the Methodist church here Thursday afternoon. Mrs. L. 8. Harris) of Dunlap, and Rev. A. W. Satnuelson-, ptstor of the. Methodist church, w«re in charge of the services which were ' attended by < * large number of relatives, friend* and old neighbors of thelMcAtte family.' who lived for many years, north of Council Grove. McAtee was accidentally killed at his hoaie nea* Ryiner' early' Sunday morning. His mother. Mrs. Etta- McAtee'. who was in New York City at the time of 'the "accident,'arrived'for the funeral. ; ATTENDS FUNERAL. St>ect»l tft Th* o««ut Amerlcus, March 14—Elmer Adams was called to Sedalia. Mb., Wednesday by the death of his mother. Mrs. Nan Worrall, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Wolfe. The funeral was held Thursday. In the nineties Mr. and Mrs. Worrall lived In what Is now District 109. Mrs. Worrall had been 111 for several months. STRAWN FARMER DIES. Special to Tfct Qntptte- Strawn, March 14—James A. Cummins, 69, a retired fanner and stockman, died at his home here early this morning. Funeral services for Mr. Cummins will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Strawn Methodist church. The services will be conducted by Rev. John Christian, of Crandall. Burial will be to the Strawn cemetery. James Cummins was born November 3, 1872, at Homer, Ohio. He married Miss Cora Theobald, at Topeka. September 5, 1931. He is survived by his wife, of the home, and three sisters, and five brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Mary Sims, Barclay, Mrs. Ella Kent, Emerson, Wash., and Mrs. William Hammon, Long- Beach, Calif. The surviving brothers are D. P. Cummins', Long Beach: J. L. Cummins, Hutchmson; A. E. Cummins, Lebo; Fred Cummins, Emerson, Wash.; E. A. Cummins, Vancouver, Wash. Mr. Cummins was a member of the Masonic and Woodman lodges and the Harry Easter camp cf the United Spanish War Veterans at Em- porla. A Federal Poll On War Questions (Continued rrora rase one) chief, cabinet members and other o.'flclals. committee for general questioning, Thsma.s said it was obvious to him the 40-hour-week law, "exhorbi- tantly high prices being paid for labor" and the prevalence of strikes were retarding the war effort. President Roosevelt told his press conference Friday that the question of wage controls as a war measure was under consideration. STRIKES GROWING? Dealing directly with the question of strikes, ssnator Mead (D- NY) made public a report from Secretary o.' Labor Perkins to the senate labor committee. It showed that ths number of walkouts in war Industries had increased from 12 in January to 25 in February. Senator Thomas said in his letter to Nelson and other officials that congress and the administration were being, condemned for not repsaling the 40-hour week law and for not enacting legislation outlawing strikes. Ee listed a long series of charges he said the officials would be asked to answer. These included complaints that 17,000 shipbuilders were idle in California while there was a great shortage of ships, that .machines and tools were idle In defense plants eight to 18 houis a day and that de.'ense strikes wsre increasing. WANTS THE FACTS. Thomas said congress members were being asked ^?hy men wer? not drafted for defenss industria 1 work, why many workers were required to Join unions before they could get war plant Jobs, why it was necessary to pay overtime for any war work and why plants could not be operated around the clock. •• "I, dpnt endorse all of these complaint» and.I don't believe all. of these charges are true," Thomas told reporter», "but I want to get the facts on th« official record so the people can know what it going on." Sen. Reed Wins Freight Bill Battle ¡Continued from r«(e one) pañíes pick up less than carload lot shipments, and fhip thsm in carlots, matins their profits from the difference In L.C.L. and C.L. freight rates. In the past few years they have come to handle better than half cf all L.C.L. shipments of freight. » HELPS «LITTLE FELLOW." The controversial "commodities clause" . prohibiting shippers from owning forwarding companies corresponds to the prohibition In existing, transportation legislation «gainst railroads having an 'Interest In goods «hipped over their linee,,-except coal and lumber for railroad use. In his fight to get the -provision Into the freight-forwarding bill Reed had active backing from members of the Interstate Commerce commission, and dug .up a number "of court decisions which gave support to his claim that allowing big shippers to own- and operate • freight-forwarding com^- panles weruld revive in effect tte old "rebate" system by which bis ccmpanles squeezed out compstitors through freight rate rebates before this practice was made illegal. "The small -Independent merchants have enough troubles without having the mail order houses and chain stores organizing freijht- forwarding companies and thereby getting themselves preferential freight ratss that wculd amount to I rebates," said Reed. Men In Action A roundup of items about Emporia and Lyon county men serving In the armed force*. IN TRAINING NOW. Fred Brooks "Ted" Kline. 21. «on of Mr. and Mr». Fred Arthur Kltv;, 123 Rural, has been lilted as a new navy recruit at the Great Lakes, 111., naval training station. He has started his training in navy fundamentals. IN CALIFORNIA NOW. Joe Shaen, jr., who is in the army air corps, has been stationed at a California airfield since March 1. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Sheen, 1228 Chestnut. MESSAGE FKOM WAB ZONE. "I'm praying hard and 'flying high," read a cable metaags received this waek by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Markowitz, of Olpe, from their son, Joe Markowitz, He is •with the United States Marinea in the Pacific war. area.. VOLUNTEERS FOB ARMY. Wesley Clinton- Crump, 627 Pty- ton, Emporii 'youth who;registered with ths Odessa, Texas, draft board, will accompany the group' of Em- pcriaí boys to Lsavehworth Sunday whsre. they, will be. Inducted for military service. Crump Is a 'pun- tear.' .'" • •••.,'.-" EX-EMPORIAN CALLED. Orsie Pcff,' of Kansas City, a former Emporlan who is an employe of the Railway Retirement board, has received orders for Induction In the army. He Is scheduled to report at JciZerson Barracks, Mo., March,23. Births TWO ENLIST IN NAVY. Elmer Edward Whitely. Jr., 18- year-old. Allen youth, aad John Franklin Bear, 29, oí Virgil, were accepted for the U. S. Navy Friday by Anthony Leal. Navy recruiting officer -»t the Civic auditorium. . Whitely, who has been »n em» ploy* of the Northern Lyon County Journal, was accepted for the printer»' Khool at Norfolk, Vs., and Bear will enter the aviation ma- chintot» mate «chool *t Pensacoi», Fla, Both men will go to their sta- íions Much 33. The recruiting officer Friday accepted two out of five men who applied. Hospital Nof.es NEWMAN MEMORIAL COUNTY. Admissions Friday were: Roy Hess, of Waverly; Sarah Lee Warren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Warren, 627 Neosho. Mrs. Kenneth Darby, 1318 Center. and Mrs. Dorothy E. James, or Kansas City, Mo., were both admitted this morning. Miss Wanda Lang, 805 West Sixth; Mrs. Rice E. Brown, 1223 Lawrence, and Mrs. Wendell Morton and son. 1323 Highland, al} were dismissed Friday. ST. MARY'S. Robert Tyler, «on of Mr. and Mrs. •Robert Tyler, sr., colored, 213 Congress, was admitted Friday afternoon. . Dismissals of Friday Included: Naomi McKinney, of Madison; and Miss Nellie Beyer, Route 3, «smporia: Stolen—Jimmy Taylor's new. blus tricycle has disappeared from, his home at 916 West. He is the 4- year-cld son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Taylor.. To Preach—Arthur W. Wolfe .will preach at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the Mexican Mission. Sell It with a Gazette Want Ad. WASHDAY Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dilley, 504 South Market, are the parents of a 7-pound girl born Friday afternoon at their home. They have named their daughter, Judy LaVonne. A 6 V4 -pound son, named Darryl James, was born Friday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wecker, at their home in Olpe. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley E. Getz, 501 Scuth union, are the parents of E T pound. 9íí ounce son born Friday afternoon nt tli e Newman 1 Memorial County hospital. j Mr. and Mrs. Orwin Hcnson, of Burlington, ere the parents of a daughter born this morning at the Newman Memorial County hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Conroy, oí Florence, are the parents on an t pc.'und, 3 ounce boy born this morn- Ing at St. Mary's hospital. A 6 pound, 12 ounc: daughter war born eariy this morning at S: Mary's hospital, to Mr. and Mr;. Daniel Crorp, 701 Sherman. IOYGRA M s \J - -c ~*ct *ru-^^ ZFFINGHAM DOCTOR DIES. Efflngham, March 14 (/?) — Dr Dnvis Woodward Collins, 67, a physician here 22 years, died today i'rom a heart attack. He is survived by the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Carmen Smith, oí Top=ka, and a son, James Clair Collins of Tipton, Mo. Last Call (or Souvenirs. Copies of Tha Gazette for Sunday, Dec. 7 and Monday, Die. 8. containing the first news of tha J&p attack on Pearl Harbor and the entrance of the U. S. into the ffar, are stil! available. If you want a souvenir get them now— 5c each Call 48 if you can't come in and papers will be reserved for you —adv. Use Gazette Want Ads! FLASH RAIN OR SHINE- It used to make a difference when it rained on wash-day, but that's all changed now. Bain, enow or shine, "just ¿ihone 127. With us, every day is wash.'.day, regardless of the weather. May we serve you? Ask our driver •to call. WE HAVE A SERVICE FOR EVERY BUDGET. NONE IS EXPENSIVE AND EACH IS WORTH MORE THAN IT COSTS RUB, RINSE O^A W R i NG All Maket •' New an« Vtt« SEWING MACHINES LOWEST fRICES Bepaln—atnUli—fnppllta BUTTON SEWING MACHINE CO. «M ConiX tat floor. n»t Mil 1941 Model Leonards At a Saving One ONLY of model illustrated We cannot buy this beautiful DeLuxe Featured Refrigerator AT ANY PRICE Bui we have only one to offer at a big saving compared to the 1942 price on a similar model. OUR SUPPLY is limited and we cannot buy more at present. Better hurry and buy while stock lasts. KOCH APPLIANCES 724 Com'l Phone 595 ICE FOR CIVILIAN AND NATIONAL Defense ICE IS PLENTIFUL! IT/iere hove been per»islent rumor» lover fotcn the putt fete tceefcs that we would be forced to quit making ICE, and that we could not deliver the ice even if we did manufacture it. Thi* rumor no doubt teas founded by some well meaning persons who became excited because they do not undertland the situation completely,' FOR ONE THING the production of mechanical refrigerators ceases next April 30. No more will be built for the duration, according to latest Government orders. No more can be sold by wholesalers or manufacturers, except on governmental authority. Retailers are permitted to sell those in their stocks the middle of February, under certain restrictions. Instead of something more than' three MILLION new mechanical refrigerators a year ago to go into new homes and to replace ice "boxes" and worn-out mechanical refrigerators, the public must, very soon, depend on ICE for all new homes and for replacement of broken-down machines. The availability of mechanical repair parts is uncertain. Mechanical breakdcvm caused by loss of gas, its replacement is almost certain to be impossible. FOOD CONSERVATION is one of the big war needs and ICE is still the main method of saving food which contains those precious VITAMINS. Along with this fact tire rationing for ice delivery is at the top of the list for priorities. DO NOT BE MISLED by statements made by unscrupulous people who make verbal statements in order to make a sale. ICE is about the only "necessity" which will suffer NO general shortage ... It is our aim and purpose to help YOU preserve your foods with ICE: EMPORIA ICE & COLD STORAGE CO. 224 Commercial Phone 122

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